Thursday, April 15, 2010
Reds Unselfishly Allow Fish Win, Marlins 5-3
Homersexual made his second start of the season last night and it went just as well, I mean poorly, as the first. Lots of base runners, 100 pitches over 5 innings and just an appearance of being generally hittable. When you're throwing 95 with a big ol' hook, that, the hittable part, shouldn't happen. But it did. He only last 5 and 1/3 and gave up all of the Marlin runs. I guess we'll have to wait 5 days to see if that dominance over the Pirates and other teams that didn't care down the stretch last year was the real Bailey or the 10 starts prior to that.
The offense, with the exception of pictured Janish-Yanish, didn't accomplish much. Stubbs is taking a couple of games off with a sore back, so Dickerson inherits the lead off spot. Though he has been playing well. I guess the first and second sentence do not really go together, as Dickerson was not, specifically, the source of the no offense. Bruce picked up another hit on his quest for .200 but the middle of the order, Votto, B. Phill, and Rolen went 0 for 10. That's not a great number from the middle of the order. But when you've Paul Janish in the lineup for the first time all season hitting bombs, you don't need, or at least as much, from the middle of the order. The Reds Rocket seems to recall hot starts by Janish in years past before that average and on base settles into the more typical .220/.280 range. Regardless, nice day. I'm sure Dusty is going to be running him out there on a far more regular basis.
Reds bounce back today with Harangutan on the hill.